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Published on April 17th, 2017 | by Subhash Nair

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The 2018 Lincoln Navigator Is Huge and Luxurious

Lincoln recently unveiled the 2018 Navigator. No, Malaysians don’t really care about Lincoln. Regardless, the new Navigator is an interesting take on the luxury SUV. It’s just as brash and huge as any American SUV, but it seems like a pretty well put together product that could probably go up against its European competitors.

Under the hood, a twin-turbo V6 engine projected to produce 450 horsepower provides smooth power whenever you need it, delivered through a 10-speed transmission. Navigator’s lighter, high-strength aluminum alloy body removes nearly 200 pounds, helping create a more refined ride.

The all-new Lincoln Navigator offers speed-dependent adaptive lighting, a new Lincoln technology that provides a wider spread of light at lower speeds for increased visibility – helpful when driving through residential areas.

As the vehicle accelerates, the beam of light narrows to help eliminate the glare off signs or other distractions.

Inside, spaciousness comes in all three rows, including storage in each to keep the cabin clean and organised. The all-new Navigator’s advanced cargo management system offers an adjustable shelf behind the rear seats that allows clients to create storage customised to their needs. Even with the vehicle parked on an incline, the feature ensures groceries won’t roll out when the liftgate is opened.

Even when the all-new Navigator is fully packed, each occupant can sit in comfort. The driver and front-seat passenger enjoy Perfect Position Seats, which offer massage, heating and cooling functionality, and can be adjusted up to 30 different ways.

Standard SYNC® 3 with both Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ compatibility enables clients to manage audio, phone, navigation and more from the vehicle touch screen or steering wheel-mounted controls. Second-row passengers have their own audio and climate control, while third-row seats feature power recline capability.


Navigator is designed to be intuitive and easy to use. A 12-inch configurable instrument cluster allows drivers to choose the information they want to be displayed. An available Head-Up Display can show selected information on the windshield instead of the instrument cluster. This helps drivers keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Should you care about any of this? Probably not. But every now and then, it’s nice to check in on what the Americans are doing. And for now, they seem to be doing pretty well.


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